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MSD
Around 500,000 people a year in Britain suffer from work-related strains, aches and pains from muscles or bones. Those injuries lead to about 7million lost working days, so they worth taking some...
Italmecc from D Zambelis
10 January 2020 | Equipment
Natural stone is a particularly environmentally friendly building product, although it is greener still when appropriate measures are taken by companies processing it to manage water use by recycling...
A 23-year-old man working on the construction of student accommodation in Lincoln died yesterday (9 January) after being trapped under a digger that overturned.The man was working for Chesterfield-...
 
Cumbrian Stone
Cumbrian Stone, the Penrith-based natural stone manufacturer that exhibited a giant stone chess set and had virtual reality tours of its factory at the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL last year, is this...
Winners
There are prizes totalling $2million up for grabs in this year's prestigious LafargeHolcim Awards, an international green build competition. Entires must be in by 25 February.With stone keen to...
BV Diamond
5 January 2020 | Equipment
It is not so many years ago that the few stone companies actually using diamond tools locked them away at night because they were so valuable. B.V. Diamond is one of the companies that changed that...
European natural stone carving festival
1 January 2020 | Events
The European Stone Festival 2020 is back in Freiburg, Germany, where it was inaugurated by Freiburg Technical College for Stonemasonry & Stone Carving in 1999.The festival is run annually, often...
Quarry Group
20 December 2019 | Stones / Quarries
The Quarry Group is one of the sector specific groups of Stone Federation Great Britain. It comprises the operators of some of the leading indigenous dimensional stone producers, whose stones have...
Fall
Construction company Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd has been sentenced for health & safety breaches after worker Mark Smith fell 4.8m through an unprotected opening in a water tower at one of the...
Aura continues
Aura Conservation, the company established in 2006 in Stockport, Cheshire, by former Stone Federation President Craig Liddle, went into Administration on 17 December.The move followed a Company...
Mark Priestman
15 December 2019 | Training
Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his...
Robert Merry
12 December 2019 | Market Intelligence
A contractor calls. They have installed acres of 20mm Bianco P marble in a very large mansion on the top of an expensive hill in London. But the owner is upset. His nice white floor with its classic...
Simon Bradbury
Simon Bradbury of Stone Industry Group represents Turrini Claudio water treatment and dust management systems in the UK. Here he says bags are better than filter presses for dealing with the waste in...
Ian Knapper stairs
In the Scottish borders a country house has undergone a top to bottom renovation, with an Ian Knapper Moleanos limestone staircase connecting the top to the bottom.The renovation project was led by...
Founders
8 December 2019 | Market Intelligence
Five worktop fabricators have formed an organisation called the Worktop Fabricators Federation (WFF). They plan to start accepting others from across the UK into membership in the new year, when they...

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